International Retinal Research Foundation
Providing financial support for vision research.
All Postdoctoral Scholar Awards – $35,000 for One Year — Submission Deadline: March 15.
Applications for regular grant funding will not be accepted in 2023. The next submission date is May 15, 2024.
Download forms: HERE. Questions or request for information should be forwarded to Sandra Blackwood either by email, [email protected] by phone, 205-325-8103, or by writing to Sandra Blackwood, Executive Director, The International Retinal Research Foundation, Inc., 1720 University Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35233
IRRF Continues a Partnership Initiative Providing Sustained Research Funding:
The International Retinal Research Foundation is continuing a partnership with The Retina Society that has provided research funding for two consecutive years, and will continue for one additional year. This partnership presents opportunities that leverage the power of matching grants from more than one source.
The Retina Society Research & Education Fund
Retina Society/IRRF Award
The main mission of the Retina Society is to advance knowledge and education in the field of retina. Consistent with that mission, the Retina Society established a research and education grant program, with the objective of funding several annual research grants to support innovative research by Retina Society members. In their inaugural year, two grants of $25,000 each were funded. In 2022, The Retina Society and the IRRF partnered to fund three grants of $50,000 each per year for three years.
Eligibility: Only active and associate members of The Retina Society may apply for grants. For further information and funding guidelines, go to www.retinasociety.org.
Current IRRF-Funded Research
The IRRF Board of Directors approves up to two years of funding for eight grantees. Below are the current awardees.
IRRF Featured News
2023-RPB/IRRF Catalyst Award for Innovative Research Approaches for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
RESEARCH PROJECT TITLE: Mechanobiology of Choroidal Vascular Loss in Early Age-related Macular Degeneration Kaustabh Ghosh, PhD Associate Professor of Ophthalmology David Geffen School of Medicine,
Aberration in myeloid-derived pro-angiogenic cells in type-2 diabetes mellitus; implication for diabetic retinopathy?
PROJECT TITLE: Aberration in myeloid-derived pro-angiogenic cells in type-2 diabetes mellitus; implication for diabetic retinopathy? Mahnaz Shariatzadeh1, Trishka R.R. Binda1, Conny van Holten-Neelen2, Josianne C.
PROJECT TITLE: Ubiquitylation of BBSome is required for ciliary assembly and signaling. Francesco Chiuso, Rossella delle Donne, Giuliana Giamundo, Laura Rinaldi, Domenica Borzacchiello, Federica Moraca,